Editorials

In our opinion: Utah Transit Authority needs more accountability

Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board.

In our opinion: Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting, and cautiously study security

Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting as well as cautiously study security of such balloting. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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In our opinion: Best use, best care

Rep. Rob Bishop's Eastern Utah public lands initiative is accomplishing its purpose — redefining land use with a give-and-take collaborative effort from a myriad of diverse stakeholders in... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2014

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In our opinion: 'War to end all wars,' 100 years ago this week, did no such thing

The Ukrainian crisis, conflicts in the Middle East, North Korean provocations and other trouble spots demonstrate that the “war to end all wars,” as the conflict that began a century... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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In our opinion: Paul Ryan's promising anti-poverty plan should be welcomed to world stage

Representative Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America" is being hailed as an innovative approach to solving intractable economic problems in a way that... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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In our opinion: Timing is right for the appointment of an ambassador for international religious freedom

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With religious persecution reaching alarming levels worldwide, the nomination of an ambassador for international religious freedom came as the State Department issued its annual report on the... Read more »

July 31, 2014

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In our opinion: Federal contracting executive order needs provisions protecting religious freedom

With a recent executive order, President Obama prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal contracting. Religious protections should be including in the Obama... Read more »

July 31, 2014

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In our opinion: The Affordable Care Act needs a bipartisan overhaul

Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme Court twice. Now the law is facing another very significant legal challenge. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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In our opinion: With Shurtleff and Swallow coming to court, the state must find solutions to restore public trust

The clearest place for reform is increasing transparency. In the age of the Internet, donors and the amounts they’ve given can be put online within 24 hours, and the public at large can... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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In our opinion: The long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good, so begin solving problem now

Congress has some tough decisions ahead on Social Security: Cut additional spending, raise taxes more, limit the growth of the entitlement programs or do a combination of several. Continued... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Can Hollywood keep the faith in faith-based films?

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Given the recent increase in mainstream faith-based movies, Hollywood’s 2014 is being billed as “the year of the Bible” and “the year of faith films.” But two... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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In our opinion: Use market forces and not social shaming to conserve on water usage

Southern Utah faces many of the same drought problems as Southern California. What the state can’t afford to do, however, is to follow California’s misguided solutions. Rather than... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links

The forthcoming expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport, one of the largest public works projects in Utah history, will have a sizable impact on the efficiency of domestic and... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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In our opinion: History will remember our response to the current Central American refugee crisis

Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens, but many are under the age of 10. Collectively, they’re seen as poster children for... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates

Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is understandable that some in Congress would want to impose a bit of certainty on... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement

For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the legal contest surrounding the definition of marriage. In both cases,... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process

Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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In our opinion: Religious freedom requires each of us to accord equal dignity for all

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Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe …' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases

A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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In our opinion: Citigroup fine

The agreement by investment bank Citigroup to pay a $7 billion fine for its role in the subprime mortgage crisis has been touted by federal prosecutors as a victory in holding the company... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Children immigrants entering U.S. may end up as refugees — and Utah should be ready to help

The influx of Central American children crossing into the U.S. begs for a long-term solution to a broader immigration problem — but more importantly, it needs to be viewed as a humanitarian... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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In our opinion: With arrest of Shurtleff and Swallow, it's time to consider an appointed attorney general for Utah

The indictment of two former attorneys general raises serious questions about political corruption in Utah. We have a “perfect storm” here: the confluence of single-party dominance, no... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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In our opinion: In marriage case, Utah needs SCOTUS to ensure justice and fair play

The strength of our national union relies upon a sense of fair play and an equal opportunity to access the halls of justice. That equal opportunity has been denied to the state of Utah in the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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In our opinion: A good grade is not always synonymous with an excellent education

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Grade inflation can be seen as a response to a culture where bad evaluations from students influence decisions about teachers’ jobs. Since there is no simple solution to the problem of grade... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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In our opinion: Pathway to 'Silicon Slopes' leads through relocation of state prison in Draper

This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s mind as prison relocation is debated. We continue to support those... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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In our opinion: Important breakthrough on rapid transit bus route between Davis and Salt Lake counties

The decision to move forward on plans to create a rapid transit bus route between Davis County and downtown Salt Lake City marks an important breakthrough in transportation planning along the... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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